All of us at HSHS endeavor to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. The work we do each day is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the heritage, mission, philosophy and values of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, who have been caring for the sick and injured since 1875. Today, we serve hundreds of thousands of residents in Illinois and Wisconsin.

As a Franciscan health care ministry, we take inspiration from the teachings of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi as we serve others, particularly the most vulnerable in our society. As health care professionals, we constantly adapt to changes in health care so we can deliver excellence in every encounter with our patients, their families and those with whom we work.

We hope the information found on this website will help you better understand our commitment to living our mission through new investments in our hospital-based services, our ongoing initiatives to integrate the delivery of care so that it centers on the unique needs of each patient, our work to enhance access to care, and our collaboration with others to improve health and wellness for all. 

Thank you again for learning more about HSHS and about those who bring our mission and values to life.